Resources Real Estate Appoints Managers to Oversee Office Locations

Resources Real Estate Luxury Real Estate in Monmouth County, NJ 732-212-0440Monmouth County, NJ, May 9th, 2017 — Resources Real Estate, Monmouth County’s award-winning luxury real estate firm, announced the appointment of four agents to managers of the four office locations of the firm:

Mary Lynn Hughes is now office manager of the Atlantic Highlands branch; Helen George now manages the Monmouth Beach office; JoAnn Kulat is office manager of the Red Bank location; and Irene Zitzner is manager of the Rumson office.

“Helen, Irene, JoAnn, and Mary Lynn are superb, seasoned agents with fantastic people skills as well as experience in the handling of challenging transactions, a fact which ensures their success,” said Carolynn Ozar-Diakon, Senior Partner and Broker. “They are eager to lend agent and office support in their new positions and we couldn’t be more proud to have them manage our four locations.”

The four Office Managers will continue to transact sales in addition to their management duties. In their new role, the four appointees will manage agent goal-setting and performance review, support agents with feedback relating to transactional requirements, challenges and negotiation, and promote agent participation in the company’s culture of positivity, industry knowledge, local expertise, and professional values. Each manager will supervise their office administration, provide guidance and feedback to staff, and will generally provide a greater in-house office presence to assure the success and continued growth of their respective branch.

“We are have been seeing a rapid growth and development for our company,” said Thomas McCormack, Managing Partner and Broker at Resources Real Estate. “Having four wonderful managers overseeing our locations will streamline our operations, assist in maintaining our sales success, and build an even stronger company culture. We are excited for what’s to come.”

In addition to their sales and managerial responsibilities, each manager will participate and support the company’s training program in conjunction with Linda Gillespie, Director of Training, as well as help identify and attract suitable agents to join the firm in conjunction with Barbara Birkitt, Director of Talent Acquisition.
About Resources Real Estate

Resources Real Estate is an award-winning Monmouth County, NJ full-service independent residential brokerage firm, with four offices and a team of more than 85 sales and support personnel. It has been included in Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest-growing privately owned companies in the U.S. — the Inc. 5000 — and recognized by Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate for its superior marketing. Resources Real Estate was opened by Carolynn Ozar-Diakon in 2000. Thomas McCormack has been with the company since 2002, and joined Ozar-Diakon as a partner in 2010. Resources Real Estate locations are: 36 Beach Rd. in Monmouth Beach, NJ, 112 River Rd. in Rumson, NJ, 4A W. Front St. in Red Bank, NJ, and 65 First Ave. in Atlantic Highlands, NJ.

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Resources Real Estate, 112 E. River Rd., Rumson, NJ 07760

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Resources Real Estate Welcomes New Associate Tracy Brown

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RUMSON, NJ:   Resources Real Estate, northern Monmouth County’s top luxury real estate agency, welcomes new sales associate, Tracy Brown to their team. Founded in 2000 by Carolynn Diakon, Resources Real Estate continues to grow throughout the region, adding an eclectic mix of talented agents to their team, including Brown.

New to the world of real estate, Brown comes aboard with high praise from Diakon, the company’s senior partner and broker of record, who said, “As a business we strive to bring an eclectic mix of professional sales associates to our clients to find the best fit for any and all personalities. I think that Tracy will be a true asset to our company.”

When asked why she chose to join the Resources Real Estate team Brown responded that Diakon had the most influence on her career change and since coming on board has felt very much supported in the transition. “Carolyn and Tom, as well as the staff and team of agents, been wonderful teachers.  Resources Real Estate isn’t just a local business. They are a service-oriented, supportive and fun group of professionals that care about their community, their clients and their staff.”

Brown’s enthusiasm to join the Resources Real Estate team gives the company high hopes for her success. “I can see Tracy becoming a big presence here. Our clients are going to love her attitude, her spark and her smarts,” said McCormack. “She is going to add a lot to our company.”

Beyond real estate Brown is also involved in many community-minded activities. She is on the board several different local organizations and founder of Picture My Smile, an organization that provides a creative outlet and voice to critically ill patients at the Unterberg Children’s Hospital.  “Her heart for others and her warmth is part of what makes her a great fit for us,” said Diakon. “She really does put the wants and needs of others before herself and possesses a caring perspective that will help her be a fantastic agent.”

Resources Real Estate welcomes Brown to their team and wishes her the best of luck in her journey with their company.
 For more local real estate information, to contact Brown directly, or to inquire about a career in real estate yourself, call (732) 212-0440 or visit Resources Real Estate is a full-service independent residential brokerage opened by Carolynn Diakon in 2000. Thomas McCormack, with the company since 2002, joined her as a partner in 2010. Resources Real Estate is located at 112 East River Road in Rumson, NJ, 36 Beach Road in Monmouth Beach, 4A West Front Street in Red Bank, NJ and 65 First Avenue in Atlantic Highlands.

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